Freedom Convoy truckers are still on the US-Canada Ambassador Bridge – in defiance of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s 7pm and then midnight deadlines to clear the road on Friday
Protesters blocking the busiest land border in North America – the bridge between Detroit and Windsor – refused to leave, despite a Canadian judge on Friday evening granting an injunction against their presence
Ottawa police were on the scene with threats to forcibly remove the truckers who have been blocking the busy bridge for days
But the big showdown never came as police declined to move in on the hundreds of protesters milling around on the comparatively mild 38 degrees Fahrenheit evening
Police patrol cars were parked with their lights flashing, but few officers were visible.
Conservative Ontario Premier Doug Ford on Friday declared a state of emergency, threatening fines and jail
US group ‘Convoy to Save America’ is launching convoys from Nashville and New York City this weekend